The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said they're looking for additional evidence in the case of 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who was taken into custody last week after an intense search in the Malibu Canyon area.
Officials said he was carrying a rifle at the time deputies encountered him. After a few tense moments, he surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody, LASD Sheriff Jim McDonnell said.
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Rauda is being held on parole violations. He has a criminal history involving weapons and burglaries. He is suspected of committing at least eight burglaries in the Malibu-Calabasas area. In some cases, food was stolen, investigators said.
Officials are also looking into the possibility that he is linked to the murder of Tristan Beaudette, who was killed while camping with his two young daughters back in June.
The LASD did not release details about Wednesday's hours-long search, which happened on foot and on horseback.